Change, take 2.

There are many things of which I am scared, and at the top of the list is a broad category labelled “everything I haven’t done before”. This includes stupid things, like applying to take annual leave, and more serious ones, like trying to figure out if/how a long term relationship will work. The next couple […]

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Behind Closed Doors

I was actually going to write and post this yesterday, but I severely overestimated my ability to be functioning after coming home from a lot of very nice Argentinian food and seeing the Basel Chamber Orchestra, so here we are. Yesterday was White Ribbon Day, a day that brings violence against women to the fore […]

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In a State of Confusion

I leaned against the back of my chair, knees curled up to my chest, a drape of black chiffon protecting it from the harsh edge of the desk. My eyes threatened to close, and I considered taking a brief nap and berated myself for not getting enough sleep all at the same time. The dull […]

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My Letter to (for) Peace

The lovely Tiny Owl Workshop is collating a number of Letters to Peace to sell, with the proceeds going to charity. Link to come when it’s complete and published. Here’s a beautifully written synopsis if you want to join in. The world – your life – can turn on a dime. Whenever I hear this […]

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Change.

I’ve always been a creature of habit. Logic works, it’s good. It allows me to plan, to block out times in my head for work, study, and play. I am a big fan of order. But life doesn’t work that way. It throws you around, and somehow you have to adapt. To find something new, […]

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Please, hug your kids tight.

If you’ve tuned into the news lately in Brisbane (and honestly, probably in Queensland), you would have seen that police are currently investigating the death of a little girl, Tiahleigh Palmer. It was first listed as a suspicious death near the Pimpama River, and late last night it was revealed that Tiahleigh, who had last […]

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Brisbane: A Love Letter

There are many layers to her, if you take the time to get to know her. Isn’t that what they all say? She’s always been the middle child. The one who is so often overlooked. Quiet, introverted, some might say, though you think sometimes those people don’t really know the meaning of the word. She’s […]

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A Promise to Myself

It’s #MentalAs week on the ABC soon, and even in the general Australian vernacular, there has been an increased focus on mental health: namely, the issues with the system, the quality and accessibility of care, and what we can do about the rising rate of youth mental diagnoses. I watched the youth mental health forum that […]

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